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5 Ratings

Time Limit

Directed by Karl Malden
United States, 1957
Drama, War


Richard Widmark stars in this court drama as Col. William Edwards, a military lawyer assigned to defend Korean War POW Maj. Cargill of treason. But as commanding officers push Edwards for a swift court-martial, suspicions of a cover-up arise.

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Time Limit Directed by Karl Malden

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1958 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

Critics reviews

Part of what for me makes Time Limit more provocative is the extent to which it challenges the audience’s view of what heroism is, with a well-calibrated surprise ending that overturns many of our initial assumptions.
July 25, 2008
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